A Valuable Lesson

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I learned a valuable lesson. In high school I attempted to learn French. I say attempted because languages don’t come easy to me and even with a couple of years of French under my belt it still never really sunk in. Years later I was surprised to discover that more of the French had taken hold than I had previously … Read More

One “FFAD” That Doesn’t Go Out of Style

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Currently, fidget spinners are all the rage. Every kid wants one, or two… or more! Fads – they come and go! Each year as I blow out more candles on my happy birthday cake I can add to the many fads I’ve seen in my day!  I know this will date me, but here’s a sampling of the many fads … Read More

Identifying and Adapting to the Personalities in Your Classroom

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Have you identified the various personalities showing up in your classroom? Learn how each personality shows up at its best, the weaknesses, as well as some tips to help you adapt to make you a more effective teacher! While the different personalities are broken down here – no one fits neatly into one category. Typically, both adults and children have … Read More

3 Ways to Get More Out of the Lessons You Plan

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When I was in high school I studied French for three years. It was a requirement! Yet, during college when I visited France it was clear that very little of the French language had taken hold! Languages just don’t come easy to me! Years later while homeschooling my three children I discovered that enough of the French had taken hold … Read More

6 Ways to Nurture What Kids Are Longing For

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More than ever, kids long to connect. It is an important part of how children learn about their world. While the relationship children have with their parents is key, according to experts, it makes a positive difference when children have other loving, caring adults in their life. As a teacher, you can be one of those adults! God made you … Read More

10 Creative Ways for Children to Memorize Scripture

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Children are like sponges. They are able to absorb and remember a surprising amount of information! Why not put that natural ability to work and assist children in memorizing scripture? Is there anything better to have tucked away for future reference? While memorizing the right words in a verse is important, it is even more critical that children come to … Read More

8 Happy Bonuses to Teaching Children About God & His Love!

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Let’s face it – life is brimming with activity! Volunteering to teach children about God, His love for them , and the reason He sent is Son – that can get squeezed out by the many things filling your  “to do” list.  Yet children are most receptive to the Gospel when they are young. That’s motivating to make it a … Read More

4 Lessons That are Caught as Much as Taught

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Growing up, my family was at church every time the doors were open.  Thankfully, I have fond memories of my childhood church moments – Sunday School or whatever mid-week program I was old enough to participate in. There was Mrs. Cooley, my very first Sunday School Teacher. She was calm and attentive – I felt noticed and loved in her … Read More